Mapping the Zone: A Thomas Pynchon discussion podcastExplicit

by Thomas Pynchon books discussed here!

Each episode, we take a deep-dive into the book we are focusing on—we explore the references, characters, plot, and everything in between from a non-scholarly point of view. We are just four fans who love these books and can talk about them endlessly.

Podcast episodes

  • Introduction

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    Introduction

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    In this inaugural episode of Mapping the Zone, our hosts introduce themselves and discuss a few topics to provide some insight into who they are and what they love about the subject of this podcast, Thomas Pynchon. Also discussed is what listeners can expect of the show going forward and which of Pynchon's books they will discuss first. Email: ⁠mappingthezonepod@gmail.com⁠ Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/mappingthezonepodcast/?igshid=NTc4MTIwNjQ2YQ%3D%3D

  • Bleeding Edge: Chapters 13-15

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    Bleeding Edge: Chapters 13-15

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    We didn't really have any noteworthy recommendations of other media to tie into these chapters (or the book in general) this week, but we hope you had a wonderful Pynchon In Public day on Wednesday. Just a reminder that we are off next week, so the next episode will be out on 24 May 2024. As always, thanks so much for listening! Email: ⁠mappingthezonepod@gmail.com⁠ Twitter: https://twitter.com/pynchonpod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mappingthezonepodcast/?igshid=NTc4MTIwNjQ2YQ%3D%3D

  • Bleeding Edge: Chapters 10-12

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    Bleeding Edge: Chapters 10-12

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    If you enjoyed our discussion, please check out the following media we talked about: Films/TV: Aretha Franklin “Nessun Dorma” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k33sINjn9o0 Books: Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty Pynchon In Public Day is 08 May 2024. Feel free to send a picture to the Pynchon In Public Twitter page @pynchoninpublic As always, thanks so much for listening! Email: ⁠mappingthezonepod@gmail.com⁠ Twitter: https://twitter.com/pynchonpod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mappingthezonepodcast/?igshid=NTc4MTIwNjQ2YQ%3D%3D

  • Bleeding Edge: Chapters 7-9

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    Bleeding Edge: Chapters 7-9

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    If you enjoyed our discussion, please check out the following media we talked about: Films/TV: Office Space (1999; dir. Mike Judge) Books: The Declaration of Cyberspace by John Perry Barlow; Free Culture by Lawrence Lessig; Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace; The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright (watch the Hulu Miniseries Adaptation, as well) Pynchon In Public Day is 08 May 2024. Feel free to send a picture to the Pynchon In Public Twitter page @pynchoninpublic As always, thanks so much for listening! Email: ⁠mappingthezonepod@gmail.com⁠ Twitter: https://twitter.com/pynchonpod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mappingthezonepodcast/?igshid=NTc4MTIwNjQ2YQ%3D%3D

  • Bleeding Edge: Chapters 4-6

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    Bleeding Edge: Chapters 4-6

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    If you enjoyed our discussion, please check out the following media we talked about: Books: Meet Me In the Bathroom by Lizzy Goodman; 9/11 as Mass Ritual by S.K. Bains https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montauk_Monster https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philadelphia_Experiment https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plum_Island_Animal_Disease_Center#Controversy As always, thanks so much for listening! Email: ⁠mappingthezonepod@gmail.com⁠ Twitter: https://twitter.com/pynchonpod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mappingthezonepodcast/?igshid=NTc4MTIwNjQ2YQ%3D%3D